Monday, March 29, 2010
Fantastic Mr. Fox
Had the great pleasure of watching "Fantastic Mr. Fox" this past weekend. I had never read the book. I had no idea what it was about. I usually approach what I view as children's movies with some trepidation, often expecting them to be overly saccharine or silly or something.
This is a wonderful movie. It's clever, smart, witty with incredible voice overs by the actors, all of whom fit their personae. Most of all, it's wickedly funny.
George Clooney voices the wry & sly retired-from-chicken-thievery Mr. Fox, now a respectable family man and journalist. Bored with his predictable life, he goes back to the old business, putting them all in jeopardy.
The soundtrack is lots of fun with a cool mix of oldies and original music by Jarvis Cocker.